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Working Paper
Simulating personal income tax in South Africa using administrative data and survey data: A comparison of PITMOD and SAMOD for tax year 2018

In this paper we explore South Africa’s personal income tax system using two microsimulation models...

Microsimulation Personal income tax Income distribution
Working Paper
Re-examining the Brazilian South–Northeast labour income gap: A decomposition approach

The purpose of this article is to provide new evidence about the sources of regional income inequalities in Brazil along the wage distribution, taking into account the regional differentials in purchasing power...

Brazil Income inequality Decomposition
Journal Article
Exclusive growth?: Rapidly increasing top incomes amid low national growth in South Africa

Despite South Africa’s need for inclusive economic growth, we find that the top income percentiles continue to diverge from the rest of the income distribution...

Top incomes Income distribution Tax data
Technical Note
WIID Companion (May 2021): global income distribution

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)...

Income distribution Inequality WIID
Working Paper
What sustains informality?: A study of the interactions between formal- and informal-sector firms

We consider two vertical links between informal- and formal-sector firms and study their implications...

Informal sector Income distribution Supply and demand
Working Paper
Analysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in South Africa

This paper explores the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa on income poverty and inequality in South Africa...

Social protection Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution
Book Chapter
South Africa: The top-end, labour markets, fiscal redistribution and the persistence of very high inequality

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Earnings Personal income tax Survey data
Working Paper
Trends in global inequality using a new integrated dataset

This paper presents preliminary evidence of the annual global income distribution since 1950 using a new integrated dataset that aggregates standardized country income distributions at the percentile level estimated from various sources in the World ...

Global inequality Income distribution WIID
Technical Note
WIID Companion (March 2021): gobal income distribution

This document is part of a series of technical notes describing the compilation of a new companion database that complements the UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database...

Income distribution Inequality WIID
Journal Article
The impact of indirect tax on income distribution and poverty in Tanzania

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | This study analyses the impacts of indirect tax benefits policy reforms on income distribution and poverty in Tanzania by applying a standard static microsimulation model TAZMOD v1.8...

Income distribution SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
Research Brief
Does exchange rate volatility amplify existing inequalities in South Africa?

Even though poverty and inequality have been of overriding concern in South Africa’s development policies and programmes since its democratization in 1994, measures of poverty, inequality, and related phenomena in the country do not show a clea...

Functional distribution Income distribution Economic inequality
Working Paper
Structural features of the Myanmar economy through the lens of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix

Based on a recently constructed 2017 Social Accounting Matrix, we examine structural aspects of the Myanmar economy. The exposition ranges from industry, trade, household income, and expenditure to labour market issues...

Balance of payments Income distribution Labour force survey
Working Paper
A 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar

This paper documents the compilation of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar...

Balance of payments Income distribution Labour force survey
Working Paper
Explaining income inequality trends: An integrated approach

In large parts of the world, income inequality has been rising in recent decades. Other regions have experienced declining trends in income inequality...

Education Income distribution
Working Paper
Exclusive growth?: Rapidly increasing top incomes amidst low national growth in South Africa

Despite South Africa’s need for inclusive economic growth, we find that the income trajectories of the rich continue to diverge from the rest of the income distribution...

Top incomes Income distribution Tax data
Journal Article
Global inequality: How large is the effect of top incomes?

Despite the growing interest in global inequality, assessing inequality trends is a major challenge because individual data on income or consumption is not often available...

Inequality Income distribution Top incomes
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